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Guest List during Covid

Chelsea, on August 9, 2020 at 6:17 PM Posted in Planning 0 10
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My wedding is 11/14/20 in Texas and we will be doing a guest cut list from 150 to a lower number because of covid . We are not for sure what’s a good number to stop, so what does everybody else think? We said 80 but we wanted to be sure that was pretty good. Also, to any brides who had wedding during this covid or plan on still having wedding, who did you all invite besides immediate family?

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Latest activity by Ashley, on August 10, 2020 at 4:55 PM
  • Kaycee
    Beginner October 2020
    Kaycee ·
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    I’m in Florida and the max guests we could invite due to state guidelines is 50. I had to cut down from 130. My wedding is 10/18/20. I decided to invite my immediate family and the friends I see on a regular basis. Unfortunately, most out of our out of town friends and family were cut mostly due to the unlikelihood of them even being able to travel to Florida. Lots of states have 2 week quarantine after visiting a hot spot and of course Florida is one! It’s a tough decision to make but everyone will understand. We are also streaming the ceremony for anyone who can’t come.
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  • Kristen
    Rockstar November 2020
    Kristen ·
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    What is the max your venue allows? Also, I would say enough to where you can maybe social distance people?

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  • Ashley
    Dedicated September 2020
    Ashley ·
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    The max for an outdoor gathering in PA is 250 so we are still well within that limit at 120. That number looks like a lot, but actually, almost all of it is immediate family. (My fiance's immediate family is gogsntic. We are also allowing children, and there are a LOT of them.) Aside from that, we have a small amount of very close friends.
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  • Margaret
    Rockstar October 2020
    Margaret ·
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    We have a guest list of 50 to include about half of our immediate family and the other half to include our closest and dearest friends
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  • Jessica
    Rockstar September 2020
    Jessica ·
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    We always planned a small wedding, but we ended up having to cut six people to stay under the restriction of fifty at our reception venue. We have immediate family and friends that are second family, and that’s it. I’m not close to my extended family, nor is FH, so we kept it to people we are close to.
    It depends on where your wedding is, indoor, outdoor, etc. I’m weary about the fifty we have for our outdoor ceremony, but I know we have plenty of room to socially distance both at the ceremony and indoor reception. Any guests who feel uncomfortable will décline and no hard feelings, we’ve been upfront with everyone about the precautions we and our venue are talking like serving the buffet, hand sanitizer everywhere, masks required when not seated, etc. Good luck!
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  • Leanne
    Rockstar September 2020
    Leanne ·
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    Postponed our April wedding to September. Had to cut it down to 50 from 97 at the beginning of August. Awkward to uninvite people, but they understood.
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  • Rebecca
    Rockstar August 2019
    Rebecca ·
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    I'm in NJ.

    Outdoors gatherings are, I believe, 500, but masked.

    Indoors is 25% of room capacity - this was just cut, as large house parties had been driving massive spikes in our infected numbers.

    DH and I have been slowly going out, but we are limiting our contact to friends/family who have been very careful, everyone is masked except when eating, and no gathering has been larger than 8 people (including babies).

    I would say a good number is less than 20.. and have the big party next year.

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  • C
    Savvy November 2020
    Crystal Online ·
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    Hi. My wedding will be 11/22 and I have a guest count of 75. I’m in Florida and so far that fits the guidelines and my venue coordinator has assured me that’s a good number. Granted this is my original guest count, but I invited close family and the closest of friends. If you would like to cut down, you can start with family and friends who may be much farther in distance or as one of the PP states many people will not travel because of COVID-19 or due to quarantine guidelines. Good luck!
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  • Laura
    Dedicated July 2020
    Laura ·
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    We only had 14 cut down from 100. Only siblings, parents, and two grandparents. The other grandparents didn't feel comfortable coming or were sick (not covid-related.) It doesn't have to be big to be extremely special. Honestly, it was stressful to plan everything again, but I was able to enjoy the wedding day so much more because I really got to visit and talk with everyone personally. We also had pictures with every guest individually, which normally isn't possible. You can always have a big reception at a later time!
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  • Ashley
    Super October 2020
    Ashley ·
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    We are at 50 and it is family and close friends

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